Restrictions will be tightened in Seoul and surrounding areas through June 14 to stem the spread of COVID-19 after the Korean Centers for Disease Control reported 79 newly diagnosed cases—the highest increase since early April.
A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 358,000 people worldwide.
6:54 p.m.: More cases of child inflammatory illness reported in TexasA hospital in Texas has reported cases of children with multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C), a rare illness thought to be linked to the coronavirus.On Thursday, Texas Children's Hospital in Houston confirmed it is treating both confirmed and suspected cases of MIS-C, KHOU
reported. The number of cases was not specified.Last week, doctors at Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth announced four cases of MIS-C, Dallas ABC affiliate WFAA reported.An ABC News analysis has found more than 200 cases of the illness in at least 27 states and Washington, D.C.
MIS-C resembles toxic shock syndrome and Kawasaki disease, a rare inflammatory disease in young children, and can be deadly. Symptoms include fever, rash, eye irritation, swollen lymph nodes and/or swelling of the hands and feet.4:50 p.m.: Bars, nightclubs can soon reopen in Georgia
Starting June 1, Georgia residents can resume gatherings of up to 25 people, including to hold small weddings, as long as they stay 6 feet apart, Gov. Brian Kemp said Thursday.Until this announcement, gatherings of more than 10 people had been banned, but Kemp said,"Given favorable data ... we feel comfortable incrementally increasing that number to 25."
Park goers enjoy a picnic at Historic Fourth Ward Park, May 10, 2020, in Atlanta.Park goers enjoy a picnic at Historic Fourth Ward Park, May 10, 2020, in Atlanta.Kevin C. Cox/Getty ImagesMORE: What's your state's coronavirus reopening plan?And starting June 1 bars and nightclubs can reopen if they comply with"strict sanitation and social distancing rules," Kemp said.
The bars and clubs"must meet 39 mandatory measures to ensure patron well-being," Kemp said. Those measures include screening workers for illness, allowing only 25 people inside or 35% of total occupancy, and thorough and regular sanitations.
Live performance venues will remain closed, he said.Tune into ABC at 1 p.m. ET and ABC News Live at 4 p.m. ET every weekday for special coverage of the novel coronavirus with the full ABC News team, including the latest news, context and analysis.4 p.m.: France cleared to transition to phase 2 of deconfinement
France will transition to phase 2 of its deconfinement beginning June 2, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced Thursday.A Jewish faithful wearing face masks take part in a Shavuot prayer in a synagogue in Marseille, on May 28, 2020, after France eased lockdown measures taken to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, caused by the novel coronavirus.
A Jewish faithful wearing face masks take part in a Shavuot prayer in a synagogue in Marseille, on May 28, 2020, after France eased lockdown measures taken to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, caused by the novel coronavirus.Clement Mahoudeau/AFP via Getty Images
"We are even a little better than where we hoped to be," Philippe said.With 28,599 COVID-19 fatalities, France has the fourth most total deaths behind the U.S., the United Kingdom and Italy.Boats and barges are docked in the Port Saint-Sauveur area near the centre of Toulouse, southern France, on May 28, 2020, on the eve of the reopening of waterways for leisure and tourism navigation, as France progressively eases lockdown measures taken to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, caused by the novel coronavirus.
Boats and barges are docked in the Port Saint-Sauveur area near the centre of Toulouse, southern France, on May 28, 2020, on the eve of the reopening of waterways for leisure and tourism navigation, as France progressively eases lockdown measures taken to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, caused by the novel coronavirus.
Remy Gabalda/AFP via Getty ImagesCafes, restaurants and bars can reopen, but facilities like nightclubs and stadiums remain closed as all gatherings of more than 10 people remain prohibited.3:33 p.m.: 70 food plant workers test positive including 61 without symptoms
Seventy workers at a Vancouver, Washington, food plant have tested positive for the coronavirus, including 61 employees who do not have any symptoms, said Josh Hinerfeld, CEO of Firestone Pacific Foods,according to ABC Portland affiliate KATU.After the first employee tested positive last week, the company has worked to test all employees, and about 20 still remain to be tested, KATU reported.
It's not clear how the outbreak started, KATU said. Hinerfeld said he will work with the local health department before deciding when to reopen.2:45 p.m.: Boston Marathon canceledThe 2020 Boston Marathon -- which had been rescheduled for Sept. 14 -- has now been canceled, and will instead be held as"a virtual event," Boston Mayor Marty Walsh announced Thursday.
The Boston Marathon start line in Hopkinton, Mass., is vacant on the scheduled day of the 124th race, due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak.The Boston Marathon start line in Hopkinton, Mass., is vacant on the scheduled day of the 124th race, due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak.
Charles Krupa/AP, FILEThis is the first time the race has been canceled its 124-year history, The New York Times reported."All participants who were originally registered for the April 20, 2020 event will be offered a full refund of their entry fee associated with the race and will have the opportunity to participate in the virtual alternative to the 124th Boston Marathon, which can be run any time between September 7–14," said Tom Grilk, C.E.O. of the Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.)."The B.A.A. will also offer a series of virtual events and activities throughout September’s Marathon Week in an effort to bring the Boston Marathon experience to the constituencies that the organization serves here in Boston, across the United States, and around the world."
12 p.m.: NYC can do phase 1 reopening 'very, very soon,' mayor saysNew York state has a set of metrics to reopen each region, but when it comes to reopening dense, hard-hit New York City, Gov. Andrew Cuomo called it a"more difficult situation."
Women wear protective masks during the coronavirus pandemic as they pass the Queens Theatre, May 26, 2020, in Queens, New York.Women wear protective masks during the coronavirus pandemic as they pass the Queens Theatre, May 26, 2020, in Queens, New York.
Frank Franklin Ii/APThe governor said he's putting a big focus on the city's hot spots. By zip code, Cuomo said the hardest-hit spots are the outer boroughs, minority and lower income communities.Cuomo said the state is addressing the underlying health care inequality in these most-impacted communities by bringing more diagnostic testing, antibody testing, healthcare services and PPE.
Earlier on Thursday, Mayor Bill de Blasio said the city is"getting to the point very, very soon where we can take the first step to restart in phase one."Medical workers take in patients outside a special coronavirus area at Maimonides Medical Center as the U.S. surpasses 100,000 fatalities from COVID-19, May 27, 2020, in New York City.
Medical workers take in patients outside a special coronavirus area at Maimonides Medical Center as the U.S. surpasses 100,000 fatalities from COVID-19, May 27, 2020, in New York City.Spencer Platt/Getty ImagesPhase one could begin in the first or second week of June, he said,"if the numbers continue to hold."
A car approaches on a nearly empty street near Times Square on May 27, 2020 in New York City.A car approaches on a nearly empty street near Times Square on May 27, 2020 in New York City.Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty ImagesThis first phase includes opening nonessential retail -- like clothing, office supplies, furniture and appliances -- for curbside and in-store pickup only, the mayor said.
Merchandise bought online are ready to be picked up at family owned Long Beach Surf Shop, May 27, 2020, in Long Beach, N.Y.Merchandise bought online are ready to be picked up at family owned Long Beach Surf Shop, May 27, 2020, in Long Beach, N.Y.Mary Altaffer/AP
He predicts 200,000 to 400,000 New Yorkers will be returning to work.All industries must keep 6 feet of social distancing, reduce occupancy to under 50% and limit confined space -- like elevators and cash registers -- to one person. Meetings should be limited and only in large, well-ventilated areas where participants can social distance, the mayor said.
Employees must be provided with free face coverings and proper protective equipment, he added.Traders wearing masks work, on the first day of in-person trading since the closure during the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, May 26, 2020.
Traders wearing masks work, on the first day of in-person trading since the closure during the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, May 26, 2020.Brendan Mcdermid/ReutersBusinesses also must implement health screenings where necessary, including temperature checks.
The city's Department of Buildings, Department of Consumer and Worker Protection and Small Business Services will educate, conduct outreach and support all businesses, the mayor said.New York City's fire department, sanitation department and Department of Consumer and Worker Protection will conduct random visits to ensure compliance. Summonses will only be issued in"egregious circumstances or repeat violations," the mayor said.
MORE: I took the contact tracer training, and here's what I learnedThe governor announced on Thursday that he's signing an executive order authorizing businesses to deny entry to those who do not wear a mask or face covering.New York City has more than 225 testing sites, Cuomo said. He urged anyone who has a symptom or who has been exposed to someone positive to get tested.
11:15 a.m.: St. Louis County Executive calls Ozarks party 'lack of judgment'Afterrevelers were seen ignoring social distancing for a Memorial Day pool party at Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri,St. Louis County Executive Dr. Sam Page is calling their actions a"lack of judgment and lack of understanding of social distancing."
Revelers celebrate Memorial Day weekend at Osage Beach of the Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri, May 23, 2020 in this screen grab taken from social media video and obtained by Reuters.Revelers celebrate Memorial Day weekend at Osage Beach of the Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri, May 23, 2020 in this screen grab taken from social media video and obtained by Reuters.
Lawler50 via ReutersThe St. Louis County Department of Health has issued an advisory urging those who recently ignored social distancing guidelines while at the Ozarks to self-quarantine for 14 days or until testing negative for the coronavirus."The Ozarks is a popular destination for St. Louis county residents, so we issued a travel warning to let them know the right thing to do when they returned home," Page told ABC News'"Pandemic" on Thursday."We want them to know what the right thing to do is when they come home to protect their loved ones in their community. We know that 20 and perhaps 50% are either asymptomatic or presymptomatic, but the social distancing guidelines are here for a reason and we’re working to keep people doing the right thing.”
MORE: Who is spreading COVID-19 misinformation and whyPage deemed the Ozarks party"bad behavior" and a"lack of judgment and lack of understanding of social distancing," but added,"it’s completely inconsistent with what we’ve seen here in St. Louis County."
Page said the county is testing over 500 people per day with an aim to reach 1,000 tests per day."We are well on our way," he said."We are purchasing more tests and that testing and contact tracing is the backbone of our public health response.”
10:45 a.m.: South Korea tightens restrictions in Seoul after spike in new casesThe Korean Centers for Disease Control reported 79 newly diagnosed COVID-19 cases on Thursday -- the highest increase since early April.Restrictions will be tightened in Seoul and surrounding areas through June 14 to stem the spread, health authorities said, according to South Korea's Yonhap News Agency.
A woman wearing a mask looks at her mobile phone amid social distancing measures to avoid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Myeongdong shopping district in Seoul, South Korea, May 28, 2020.A woman wearing a mask looks at her mobile phone amid social distancing measures to avoid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Myeongdong shopping district in Seoul, South Korea, May 28, 2020.
Kim Hong-ji/ReutersPeople wearing masks walk at Myeongdong shopping district amid social distancing measures to avoid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Seoul, South Korea, May 28, 2020.People wearing masks walk at Myeongdong shopping district amid social distancing measures to avoid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Seoul, South Korea, May 28, 2020.
Kim Hong-ji/ReutersBars and clubs are advised to close down and public facilities, including museums and art galleries, will be closed. Companies are urged to adopt flexible work systems and follow quarantine rules."If we fail to eradicate the spread of the virus in the metropolitan area at an early stage, it will lead to more community infections, eventually undermining school reopenings," Health Minister Park Neung-hoo told reporters, according to Yonhap.
South Korea has reported a total of 11,344 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 269 deaths.6:59 a.m.: India sees highest single-day rise in infectionsIndia reported a record spike in coronavirus infections on Thursday, just days before its nationwide lockdown is set to expire.
The Indian Ministry of Health and Family Welfare registered 6,566 new cases of COVID-19 over the past 24 hours, bringing the tally to 158,333. There were also 194 deaths from the disease reported over the same period, placing the national toll at 4,531.
Mumbai, India's financial hub and most populous city, is the epicenter of the country's novel coronavirus outbreak, with more than 33,000 cases of COVID-19 and nearly 1,200 deaths.Migrant workers gather for transport to the railway station for their onward journey to their home states, at Dharavi slum in Mumbai, India, on May 26, 2020. India's nationwide lockdown, which was imposed on March 25 to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, has been extended several times. On May 4, India eased lockdown rules and allowed migrant workers to travel back to their homes, a decision that has resulted in millions of people being on the move for the last two weeks.
Migrant workers gather for transport to the railway station for their onward journey to their home states, at Dharavi slum in Mumbai, India, on May 26, 2020. India's nationwide lockdown, which was imposed on March 25 to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, has been extended several times. On May 4, India eased lockdown rules and allowed migrant workers to travel back to their homes, a decision that has resulted in millions of people being on the move for the last two weeks.
Rajanish Kakade/APIndia's two-month-old lockdown is slated to end Sunday, but Prime Minister Narendra Modi is said to be preparing a new set of coronavirus-related guidelines to be issued this weekend.Modi's government began easing restrictions earlier this month, allowing shops and factories to reopen as well as some trains and domestic flights to resume. Hotels, metro services, restaurants and schools have remained closed nationwide.
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So he’s trying to murder Brazilians too? But doesn't FTRUMP own stocks in that Pharmaceutical Company? The ignorance of the Brazilian president knows no bounds and the worst thing is that realDonaldTrump is supporting him and playing along with that stubborn old man. 😂😂😂😂 is this a joke! He should be arrested for malpractice. BolsonaroReeeleito
Lol And Clorox? Soylent green is people! That's what I think of when I see this guy. OMG! Please be smart Pres. Bolsonaro, this guy will have no sympathy if your people have side effects and get sick. You will be responsible for falling for Trumps tricks to sell drugs to you and your country, it should be stopped but his party won't do it. He will profit I bet
Trump and his cronies are just trying to get that return on investment. I believe Trump is using the Brazilian citizens as collateral damage in order to make money for his friends that invested money in the company that produces hydroxychloroquine. How many more people will die as a result of this? Good to see that these two are exchanging crazy pills
Does Trump have a capital interest in this drug which taxpayers money is used to purchase for this 'gift'? Bulshitnaro should take them all himself!!! Great, because we don’t need it. Guess they didn’t read the studies about it. IvankaTrump realDonaldTrump Why isn’t Ivanka & Jared delivering it personally? Free ride to Brazil!
You should know this is not a blessing. We all need to pray for the people of Brazil. Why send a drug that can kill or cause heart issues? Trump view Brazilians in the same light as PRs. He does not care if they die. Seriously if you give those pills to your citizens you will be killing more than saving. Sure hope he’s smarter than that. When it did not work here look what he did.
For... Free? Also does Brazil have a malaria and lupus crisis allofasudden, or.... Poisoning many Brasa's ? Yeah, we’re not gonna use ‘em cuz they don’t work, so let’s drop them on Brazil’s doorstep Don't take it.. I can picture him and Trump being left together on a secluded island with no food. Then, Trump might end up eating him for survival. 😂
Unless they have a malaria outbreak? ( Insert sarcasm) Knowing what we know from the majority of physicians, wouldn’t this be ..... Ya all the soccer players will get them first anyways Trump doesn't need them anymore and looking where to dump them. Might as well be sending sugar pills See? Twitter world knew trump owned tons of the stuff & is desperate to get him & kushner's money back.
Make sure u dig more graves. Loser! It's because we stupidly bought 2 million and it turns out they're poison. There will be 2 million deaths. Of course he is. Why would he send anything that actually works? Hydroxychloroquine that Donny has constantly been pushing and he ordered a ton from India because? Because he owns property in India and wants more?
I guess trump had to unload his surplus of that drug since it’s useless against covid and this sucker took them 😂 Those poor people .. This is so sad 😢 Take malarial drugs before voting for this two idiots🤐 You meant to say, he is getting rid of it? coccoccoc1 Ah tRump found a way to offload all the pills he bought.
Not like people with lupus need it anyway. Не круто.. This is funny, I think the US is sending all the unused HCQ tablet they received from India. The cynical idea behind it is however epic !!! He's scum, ie he will sell anything to anybody as long as there's money for him to make. What, he wants his people to die faster?
On who's DIME? What a mindless clusterf***! Not only has hydroxychloroquine been proven to be ineffective in preventing/treating Covid19, it can be dangerous for folks with numerous identified previous conditions. WTF don't more people CheckTheFacts! You mean...off loading. To fight malaria? The art of the deal!
realDonaldTrump What Americans that actually need that medicine for health issues Wtf?! Ah trump pretended he was taking them so he could sell them. Classy guy. Now he can be responsible for Brazilian deaths too. I guess that’s Bolsonaro’s plan B to kill more of the populace after Plan A to do nothing wasn’t successful.
Kahi ye ghoom k India to nhi aa jayengi 🤮 We’ve entered the twilight zone FFS Be careful about their kindness! I hope jairbolsonaro sticks them all up his poo hole! The people who rely on this drug to treat lupus, aren’t able to get it b/c trump was hoarding them for himself and his buddies. Now he’s sending it to effin Brazil? No evidence it helps ppl with COVID19.
and that's just his personal supply Malaria Cometh... How much is the con charging you? Jair is a Trump beilever..... From one stone cold moron to another Bruh 2 pp never deserved each other more From his own pill drawer I imagine Since they're useless, Brazil can have them. This brazilian is yet another failed president.
Snake oil from a conman. He wants to kill more brown people 🤣🤣🤣 Figures, the world's two worst leaders. I hope their lupus gets treated alright... wait... this is a COVID outbreak. Huh. Good luck! Gotta off load all those meds somewhere because they don’t work for COVID-19. Who’s gonna tell him? Why? Cool because it doesn't work for Covid-19.
Hahahahaha ブラジルは終わった。 A double bonus, since malaria is an issue in Brazil. Another problem is coming to Delhi 🦗🦗😡 Delhi Sweet... No shirts, no shoes, no mask, no service... thank God they still don't require pants! We need this here GovInslee BlackLivesMatter MinneapolisRiot fridaymorning Trump Whaddaya mean he's 'authorizing them'? I was under the impression that private businesses were already well within their rights to not associate with whomever they please.
Excellent. They can go shop elsewhere. Way to go Governor Cuomo! Wearing masks is all about Respect. NewWorldOrder continues.. 😷NONSENSE. If trump see that and care for people Cuomo is a clown. The people who voted for him deserve him. Can we get an executive order to get thr Cuomo brothers out of politics and into a Comedy Central show instead? I find them more impactful there.
Great Decision Who knew the niqab would become such a trendy fashion statement! wakeup Can you tell imagine if Trump did this? Me either. RejectTyranny Time to stop this bullsh*t. Except for nursing homes, of course. Thank god for Gov Cuomo. Great leadership by a great leader. This is a problem Dictator. LOL 79
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Coronavirus updates: Blood clots clogged lungs of African American COVID-19 victims, study saysCORONAVIRUS LATEST: • Autopsies on 10 African American patients who died from COVID-19 show their lungs were filled with blood clots, according to new study. • Pandemic has killed more than 355,000 people worldwide. Does the world have any intention, plan or ability to gather ExcessMortality data to learn the REAL number of COVID19 deaths? WHO CDCgov UNHumanRights SenateDems HouseDemocrats JoeBiden Yeah, that's what ventilators were doing. Didn't Italy already report that the ventilators were doing more damage? 7.6 billion people on earth
Some COVID-19 Victims Developing Dangerous And Perplexing Blood ClotsBlood clots that can cause strokes, heart attacks and dangerous blockages in the legs and lungs are increasingly being found in COVID-19 patients, includ... inhibiting runners and walks Is there anyway you can go back to news about cats in the trees and cooking columns and celebrity gossip? Please :) ...just some more FearPropaganda from the FakeMedia.
Blood of critically ill COVID-19 patients found to be thicker than normal in small studyResearchers at Emory University studied 15 seriously ill COVID-19 patients. It’s the Proteins. This virus just continues to evolve. When you think you know everything about this virus, something new is discovered.
Andrea Bocelli donates blood plasma after recovering from COVID-19'Given the chance to donate blood to help find a cure for COVID, my response was an immediate 'yes.' A modest—but fundamental—gesture, through which I am playing my small part.' half of the donated blood in america was hasidic jews write a story on that like the ny times How is it he recovered? He's old and should be dead! OMG is clearly a miracle
Blood markers discovered for COVID-linked syndrome in childrenDr. Nahid Bhadelia discusses blood markers discovered for COVID-linked syndrome in children: “What this disease does is a one-two punch…It sort of starts as inflammation cascade that leads to … too much clotting of the blood.” ICantBreathe Racism is tearing American society apart. The American government believes that it is possible to kill any black man on the grounds that the black man has slave blood and will not resist. The human rights of the black community have been seriously violated More fear porn from MSDNC. This happens yearly and it's an agenda to keep schools shut down. We see it. We don't believe it is a reason for school closures and isolation of our children.
Weyes Blood Drops 'Wild Time' Video, Announces New AlbumSinger-songwriter also cancels 2020 shows due to COVID-19 pandemic